Australia were in a commanding position in the fifth and deciding Test against India at the close of the third day's (Monday) play.
SV AND TV: Darling scores four off. Amainath (3 shots)
TV: Wood scores four off Chandra (3 shots)
TV: Wood stumped by Kirmani off Chandra.
TV: Darling caught Vengsarkar off Chandra.
TV: Toohey scores six
TV: Yallop cuts for four. (2 shots)
TV: Toohey scores three to bring up 200 for Australia, crowd applaud. (5 shots)
TV: Toohey caught by Gavaskar off Chandra.
TV: Yallop off drives for four.
TV: Yallop collects risky single for his century. (2 shots)
"Australia batted after winning the toss with Hughes...12th man and new openers Wood and Darling facing the Indian attack. Amarnath to Darling. And through the covers and that is out to cover point, and he played that as sort of a cut stroke, but he will get four for it. Wood, too hit out. And Wood despatches it straight for the boundary. Four runs. And the pair produced the best opening partnership of the series for Australia with 89 runs. Wood was out, though, on 39. He is stumped. Yes, he is out. Darling went on to score 65 before he, too, fell victim to Chandra. And he is out, yet, he is out, caught at short leg - a brilliant catch by Vengsarkar.
Yallop was there joined by the New South Wales batsmen Peter Toohey. Toohey gets on to that one, and that is going right out to the boundary....and that is over the top....six. What a magnificent shot that was! Graham Yallop showed good form, too. And this time through the offside field. And that could be four again....yes, for Chandra, no hope at all. Toohey brought up Australia's 200. He will take a couple here, nice looking drive. Back to the second. And three runs to Toohey as the throw comes in from Ghavri. That is the 200 for Australia. But he was to fall soon after that to become Chandra's third victim. Caught? Yes, that is out. Toohey is out for 60. It is three down for 230, the catch taken there by Gavaskar off the bowling of Chandra. Graham Yallop was joined by Bob Simpson but it was still Yallop who took the initiative. Full toss, it is through, yes, nicely played by Yallop. It is a chase for Amarnath. But once again that timing of Yallop. Incredible timing. Yallop was almost robbed of his century, though, when he took a risky single. And this is it. There is a shot at the stumps a chance there. He is through. He was scored his century on his back but he has made it. And for Graham Yallop a very fine innings indeed."
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Background: Australia were in a commanding position in the fifth and deciding Test against India at the close of the third day's (Monday) play. They were 103 for three in their second innings, giving them a lead of 339 runs with three days to play. Tuesday was a rest day. The Australians took the last seven Indian first innings wickets for 139 runs and the tourists were all out for 269... 236 runs behind. But skipper Bobby Simpson did not enforce the follow-on because of the leg injury suffered on Sunday by paceman Jeff Thomson. Earlier, the Australians had got off to a flying start, helped by a magnificient century by Graham Yallop. A report from Australian television.